This month’s contest is going to be great: 5 new entries, 5 new SBEs!
There are a lot of similar themes this month (O, let the best one win!): The number 3 shows up quite often, as does the word synergy, and B2B strategies among existing clients. Nevertheless: They all speak to a basic truth–growing any SBE is about personal relationships & creative solutions. So have a look around and cast your vote:
Entry #1: Form Strategic Partnerships | Brown Accounting Solutions, LLC
Entry #2: Play Matchmaker With Your Clients | Innovision Advertising, LLC
Entry #3: 3 Ideas Only an SBE Can Use | Darter Specialties, Inc.
Entry #4: Company Rules | Jayne Agency
Entry #5: Strengthen Client Relationships by Getting Personal! | Allen, Maxwell & Silver Inc.
Thanks for coming! This month’s voting has ended but, please, check out the entries! We’ll reveal the winner by June 28th!
The company with the most votes gets promoted on the Supplier Connection web portal for the month of July. Voting ends Wednesday evening, June 26th at 8:00PM Eastern. Check back often to see what happens!
Supplier Connection SBE Updates
The SBE Journal is getting personal!
Read the latest entries in The Journal about keeping yourself healthy (and by extension, your SBE), and my own reasons for starting a small business in the first place (why did you?):
The Successful Supplier Webinar Series kicks off June 20th!
The next Supplier Connection Webinar Series is launching in less than 2 weeks, and you’ll definitely want to attend. Supplier Diversity Academy CEO Shayna Rattler will teach you how to stand out to your corporate clients, how to nourish those relationships, and how to avoid the most common mistakes (which result in the most common complaints from corporate buyers) that plague other SBE Suppliers.
Read more here, and be sure you don’t miss this one!
Head of the SBA, Karen Mills talks SBE Success on The Washington Post
We just wanted to alert you to this series of articles Karen has been writing about how American SBEs will see their roles change & evolve in the future economy. Read our round-up of the articles here.
Have you used the new Social Media Resource Page yet?
We’ve assembled the best “how to” articles on every major social media platform, curated with the SBE in mind! Articles on Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. all in one place–a great resource for you. Click here to read.
Have you read great articles not included in my roundup? Send them to me, my staff and I will read them and post the best ones. Let’s get involved and help each other out by making this the best curated content on the web about… EVERYTHING Social Media.
5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Social Media Impact (complete with a free download)Available to everyone right here.
Remember, running an SBE is a long, hard journey… stop doing it alone!
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To submit an entry in The Supplier Spotlight contest you need to be a registered member of the Supplier-Connection initiative with a completed registration. Registration is FREE. For more information you can watch this 1.5 minute video or read more on the Supplier-Connection portal.